Bill Aucoin 1943-2010 Tributes
Services for Bill Aucoin will be held in South Florida this weekend. An Aucoin spokeswoman, Carol Kaye, has stated work will begin on a memorial service for Bill in New York City at a future date. Bill was cremated according to a South Florida newspaper.
Editor's Note: Bill Aucoin was the kind of man you wish everyone in his business was like. He was kind, forthcoming, honest and an all around loveable guy who had a great laugh, an interesting story to tell and the balls to accomplish the things he has done. His legacy is as big as his heart. He brought a New York band out of the trenches of Manhatten, with make-up, who no one seemed to care or take seriously, and turn them into the biggest bands in the world- KISS! Kiss was voted the biggest band in the world in 1977 by the Gallup Poll. None of this would have been possible without Bill's expertise, keen eye on business and no-fear dedication. He will be remembered as one of the greatest rock and roll managers that ever set foot in the business. Bill, I thank you for everything. I will miss meeting up with you and our interesting discussions. You were one hell of a guy and will be greatly missed. -J.Frank Hagan/Kiss Mask.
Please check out Bill Aucoin's 13 Kiss Stories-Several editions appear on the same YouTube page. In this editon Bill talks about the Kiss Solo Project of 1978: